2023 Cadillac Lyriq SUV: First Look
The Cadillac Lyriq is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated electric vehicles to come, and a few select journalists now have the chance to check it out in the flesh. Automotive research firm Kelley Blue Book was able to take a quick peek at a pre-production Lyriq for their YouTube channel, and it’s fair to say that they were impressed.
Critic Micah Muzio was able to explore the Lyriq both inside and out. As he sat down, he immediately noticed how impressive the Lyriq’s 33-inch OLED display is, even when it’s turned off. He also recognized the Lyriq’s high textural qualities and its good riding position with plenty of headroom. Overall, the front space appears to be very airy and luxurious in person – just as the images released by Cadillac a few months ago suggest.
Things are also very positive when it comes to the rear of the interior, with plenty of passenger legroom. The ground is also completely flat, with no annoying bump in the middle. As for the trunk, the cargo space is practical at 28 cubic feet. Unfortunately, the Lyriq does not feature a front trunk, or “frunk,” as Cadillac decided to prioritize the rear cargo area, in an effort to make it as large as possible.
The Lyriq has a one-pedal drive function, which means you rarely have to take your foot off the accelerator. It also has a pressure sensitive pad to manage the regenerative braking of the vehicle. Unsurprisingly, the Lyriq will offer GM’s Super Cruise autonomous driving feature, allowing the driver to take their hands off the wheel on certain pre-mapped roads in the United States and Canada.
The Lyriq also offers plenty of premium features, including a 19-speaker sound system with integrated headrests. For ease of use, the Lyriq will also have a digital key function. 20 “alloys come standard. Initially the Lyriq will only be offered in silver or black, but other colors will become available over time.
Powered by a 100 kWh battery, the Lyriq will be capable of more than 300 miles per charge according to GM. It’ll also handle a 190kW DC fast charge, which means 195 miles of range can be added in about 30 minutes.
The price of the Lyriq will start at just under $ 60,000 with first deliveries slated for the first half of 2022. Those interested can place an order for their Lyriq next month.